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1 Integrity Service Excellence AFA Technology Symposium Maj Gen Andrew Busch OO-ALC/CC 3 Sept 2009 Air Force Materiel Command

2 2 Overview OO-ALC core competencies Technology and the ALC Funded Projects Summary 2

3 OO-ALC Core Competencies Weapon System Management Supply Chain Management Readiness ICBM, F-16, A-10, F-22, C-130, Landing Gear, Power Systems, Software, Composites, Hydraulics/Pneudraulics F-16, A-10, T-38, Space & C 3 I Munitions, Simulators and Trainers Munitions, Space & C 3 I Provide Combat-Ready Airmen DepotMaintenance

4 Technology and the ALC Tech development is one of our skills, but not a core competency Technology need areas –Balance investment costs and production pressures –Environmental stewardship –NDI technologies –Plating & coatings technologies –Composite materials and repair technologies –Corrosion resistance technologies 4

5 FY10 SBIR Funded Projects NDI methods for HVOF coated components Rapid assembly of durable composite radome panels and radome mounting interface Rapid assembly, energy efficient composite shelter Improved landing gear grinding / finishing methods on hardened wear resistant surfaces

6 Summary Keep the focus; maintain the momentum Small businesses are having success Technology investment must continue

7 Questions?

8 Technology Transfer Vehicles Educational Partnership Agreements (EPA) Manufacturing Technology (MANTECH) Depot Technology Modernization Program (DTMP) Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) TECHNOLOGY INSERTION OO-ALC/EN Reduction in Total Ownership Cost (RTOC) Quick Reaction Funds (QRF) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Defense Acquisition Challenge Program (DACP) Technology Transition Initiative (TTI) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Applied Technology Demonstrations (ATD) Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) AFRL Projects Center has used Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Program

9 Technology Transfer Vehicles Notes on Tech Transfer Vehicles

10 1000 hrs 2000 hrs Panels Removed due to corrosion Corrosion Testing Replacement of Cd plating 500 hrs No visible corrosion Current Cd Process Zn Ni Process

11 Product Development Schedule HVOF ID Gun 6 Product Eliminates chrome emissions Improves part longevity Saves energy (eLog21) Supports Lean transformation Keeps depot work organic Increases through-put Next generation HVOF rotating torch to coat internal diameters Replace a wet application applied to the ID of parts with a dry and environmentally friendly sprayed application Benefit to Warfighter Technology Challenges HVOF & Plasma ID Gun 4 Rotating ID Gun Capability

12 Notes for ID Gun F-15 MLG inner cylinder B-1 MLG outer cylinder Both are overhauled very frequently in our shop and we have to chrome plate internal surfaces on both. The AF currently has only one option to coat these areas and that is with chrome plating. The ID HVOF gun will give the AF the option to deposit other materials that are environmentally friendly and more importantly, they outperform chrome. ID Gun is applicable for many parts, F-15 & B-1 are just examples of high volume work. 12

13 Laser De-Coating System

14 OO-ALC Gun Tube Bore Before: 30 mm Gun Tube Bores Plated With Chrome Short Gun Tube Life Expectancy Due to Plating Wear-Out Plating Process Creates Waste Stream (Chrome Dissolved In Liquid Medium) After: New 30 mm Gun Tube Bore Plating Material and Process Initial Firing Tests Show Enhanced Wear Properties New Process Reduces Waste Stream Due to Initial Results, Army, Navy and OEM Now Participating

15 Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) A combined design and production approval for modification and replacement parts. It allows a manufacturer to produce and sell these parts for installation on type certificated products. The F-16 program approves materials, processes, appliances and other parts by other means like a Technical Standards Order (TSO) or in conjunction with a type certificate. Order prescribes the approval procedures for FAA personnel and guides applicants in the approval process. The design approval phase of PMA certifies that a replacement or modification part complies with the airworthiness standards of eligible products (aircraft, engine or propeller). 15

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